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Improve BI Quality & Accuracy

I can't think of anything worse than making decisions off of bad information. You take steps and measures to make sure the information you are receiving in your daily life is correct and accurate. So you should have the same confidence that your BI platform is delivering reliable information.

MotioCI Cognos Test Cases

Quality Control for Cognos BI

Inaccuracies and variances in data can cause you and your Cognos users to lose confidence in the platform. A seemingly small mistake could have led to the faulty data in the first place, but figuring out the root of the problem and repairing it could take hours to fix. To instill confidence, why not have measures in place to ensure your data is accurate and the quality you expect?

Our solutions can put your mind at ease with proactive and automated methods to check when data falls outside of your standards and proactively alerts you when there are discrepancies that need your attention.

  • To determine what reports are running or not running, our MotioPI software can test the validity of any group of reports you need to check.
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  • We go deeper with MotoCI software by continuously testing every step in the development process.
  • You can use MotioCI to test for many different criteria to ensure your reports and other BI assets run successfully, within the expected timeframe, and that corporate standards & data quality are being met.
  • With continuous testing, you will be alerted as soon as changes have affected the quality of your BI assets. This provides you with better control over quality and also reduces the cost to repair errors if they are discovered early on.

Client Case Studies

Achieving the most accurate and reliable BI implementations with Motio

"After we deploy to production, if something was missed in testing, or we have an issue, we can very easily roll back to a previous version using the MotioCI tool."

- Jon Coote, CIRA

"When our Dev content store crashed, we had just implemented MotioCI four months prior. If we had not had MotioCI, we would have been in a really, really bad situation. Right there, it paid for itself. We would have lost months worth of development effort that was only in the Dev environment...

"We could not manage our environment without MotioCI. The release team is no longer the bottleneck. Processes are going smoothly."

—Richard Wylde, Catlin

"Finding a solution which minimized risk and guaranteed that our existing security policies remained intact was very important to us. We were very impressed with the smoothness of the transition."

—Lisa Kelley, HealthPort

"MotioCI is an active insurance policy. It is doing exactly what we wanted it to do."

—Molly Doyle, University of Colorado

"The automated testing provided by MotioCI proved invaluable. With so many reports being created and modified, and the framework model and data sources evolving, it was a huge advantage to have MotioCI proactively pointing out inconsistencies and errors."

—Tim McGuire, Ameripath...

"Our users were wowed by the functionality of MotioADF. The self-service nature of this application has reduced our number of support requests. Even a user with little or no training is able to figure the interface out and immediately become productive."

—Tim McGuire, Ameripath...

"We had one report author delete a series of reports and could not recover them without restoring the entire Cognos Content Store, thus losing all of the work completed since the last backup. We know how valuable version control is and we knew we had to have it."

—Dustin Jordan,...

"By having MotioCI we directly save 500 hours per year on hiring external specialists, so we actually reduce our out-of-pocket costs."

—Rob Bakker, Eneco

"The relationship with Motio is an integral part of our rapidly expanding BICC, enabling holistic change control and proactive issues resolution on our critical reporting portfolio. It has and will continue to increase end user satisfaction and reduce total cost of ownership of our...

"With the complexity of our user interface, it would have taken us twice as long as it did if we had not started with Motio's software. They worked alongside of us to provide the best user interface for the product and the end results are quite impressive."

—Sheila Higgins, Avaya...


"By using MotioCI, we reduced the time to upgrade to Cognos Analytics from 14 months to 3 months!"

— BI Manager, Pharmaceutical Industry



"MotioCI allows me to test all reports against the outputs of an upgraded environment and know if there are any data differences. This allows us to dramatically shorten the upgrade testing cycle from one to two months to one to two weeks."

—Enterprise Reporting and Analytics...

"Without MotioCI we would be in a situation where we would have to fight fires every day just to make sure things are done according to our requirements."

—Sean Nguyen, Sr. Information Architect, Providence St. Joseph Health

"I know of one instance several weeks ago where a set of reports went missing off the development environment and a ticket was submitted for the BACC support team. We were able to quickly show them how you can just restore the missing reports using MotioCI and their panic was over. It's...